If you believed that everything bling will be lapped up by loyalists and lovers of opulence, then you are mistaken. A 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL500 AG Excalibur that is encrusted with Swarovski crystals on the inside, including the buttons, switches, gear knob and camera operating joystick and a re-sculpted Kevlar and fibreglass chassis was up for grabs. Created by tuning company AG, the car based on the 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL500 also sports handcrafted dashboard, seats, doors, and headliner in beige-hued Alcantara leather and “limited edition Swarovski fabric”. Furthermore, all the buttons and switches have been replaced by Swarovski crystals. Moreover the car also comes with custom emblems done up in 24-carat gold.
Estimated to fetch between £50,000 and £80,000 ($80,000 – $128,000) the car sold for a paltry £35,840 ($57,400), lower than what was expected, making me say, all that glitters may be gold, but that doesn’t mean it’ll sell like gold!
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